At a subsequent press conference, Tonya told reporters she had no prior knowledge of the planned assault on Nancy. "I am responsible, however, for failing to report things I learned about the assault," she said.
Despite this admission, Tonya was allowed to compete in the Olympic Games, making women's figure skating the event's biggest draw. More than 120 million people tuned in to see Nancy and Tonya face off on the ice.
Nancy took home the silver medal and became a media darling, while Tonya finished a disappointing eighth.